Farrier, Califon, NJ

Member Profile
Category: Farrier

Bob Pethick CJF APF (Member # 11-0008)
Bedminster Forge LLC
Califon, NJ 07830

Phone: 908-510-2462

bpethick@aol.com


Year Started as a Farrier/Veterinarian:
1971

Disciplines/Breeds:
Corrective/Therapeutic
Eventing
Hunter/Jumper

Education / Experience:


Social / Volunteer Organizations:
Founding AAPF/CAPF Board Member
2011-15: Director
Continuing Education Credits:
2020: 44 CE Credits;  2019: 26 CE Credits;  2018: 49 CE Credits;  2017: 76 CE Credits;  2016: 77 CE Credits;  2015: 167 CE Credits;  2014: 119 CE Credits;  2013: 60 CE Credits;  2012: 80 CE Credits; 
Continuing Education Events:
06/05/2020 - Miller & Associates Webinar with Dr. Jenny Hagen - Part II, Brewster, NY (1.5 CE) - 1.5 credits
05/29/2020 - Miller & Associates Webinar with Dr. Jenny Hagen - Part I, Brewster, NY (1.5 CE) - 1.5 credits
02/09/2020 - Visby Products Farrier Supplies Hands-On Clinic with Simon Curtis PhD FWCF APF, West Palm Beach, FL (7.5 CE) - CLINICIAN - 7.5 credits
02/08/2020 - AAPF/IAPF Hoofcare Essentials Clinic at Visby Products, Wellington, FL (6.5 CE) - 6.5 credits
01/21/2020 - 17th Annual International Hoof-Care Summit, Cincinnati, OH (27 CE) - 27 credits
09/25/2019 - 2019 Annual NEAEP Symposium, Saratoga Springs, NY (26 CE) - CLINICIAN - 26 credits
12/06/2018 - World Championship Blacksmiths Competition, Las Vegas, NV (24 CE) - 24 credits
09/26/2018 - 2018 Annual NEAEP Symposium, Saratoga Springs, NY (25 CE) - 25 credits
12/07/2017 - World Championship Blacksmiths Competition, Las Vegas, NV (24 CE) - 24 credits
10/06/2017 - World Championship Blacksmiths Competition, Doswell, VA (26 CE) - 26 credits
06/23/2017 - World Championship Blacksmiths Competition, Edgewood, NM (26 CE) - 26 credits
03/06/2017 - AFA 46th Annual Convention, Arlington, TX (24.5 CE) - 24.5 - 0 credits
10/29/2016 - AAPF Hoofcare Essentials Clinic at East Coast Horseshoe Supply, Perry, GA (7 CE) - CLINICIAN - 7 credits
06/11/2016 - Miller & Associates Clinic with Myron McLane & Bob Pethick, Brewster, NY (6 CE) - CLINICIAN - 6 credits
04/15/2016 - Farriers Clinic with Bob Pethick CJF APF, Murrysville, PA (13 CE) - CLINICIAN - 13 credits
03/01/2016 - AFA 45th Annual Convention, Mobile, AL (24 CE) - CLINICIAN - 24 credits
02/02/2016 - 13th Annual International Hoof-Care Summit, Cincinnati, OH (27 CE) - 27 credits
12/10/2015 - World Championship Blacksmiths Competition, Las Vegas, NV (22 CE) - CLINICIAN/JUDGE - 22 credits
12/05/2015 - AAEP 61st Annual Convention, Las Vegas, NV (16 CE) - CLINICIAN - 16 credits
11/14/2015 - 2015 Cornell Farrier Conference, Ithaca, NY (12 CE) - CLINICIAN - 12 credits
10/30/2015 - Mentoring Relationships - With Deanna Stoppler AF - 20 credits
06/06/2015 - Nature Farms Farrier Supply Spring Clinic, Norman, OK (7 CE) - CLINICIAN - 7 credits
05/16/2015 - 2nd Annual Equine Podiatry Conference, Knoxville, TN (6 CE) - CLINICIAN - 6 credits
04/24/2015 - AAPF/CAPF Hoofcare Essentials Clinic at Meader Supply, Rochester, NH (13 CE) - CLINICIAN - 13 credits
04/16/2015 - Monetta Farrier 20th Annual Spring Fling, Ridge Spring, SC (19 CE) - CLINICIAN - 19 credits
04/02/2015 - Bruce Daniels CJF Memorial Clinic, Logan Township, NJ (18 CE) - CLINICIAN - 18 credits
03/28/2015 - AAPF Hoofcare Essentials Clinic at NC Tool Company, Greensboro, NC (7 CE) - CLINICIAN - 7 credits
02/03/2015 - 12th Annual International Hoof-Care Summit, Cincinnati, OH (27 CE) - 27 credits
12/04/2014 - World Championship Blacksmiths Competition, Kissimmee, FL - 24 credits
12/03/2014 - AAPF Webinar: "Practical Understanding of our Amazing Horses" (Minnesota) (1 CE) - 1 credits
10/10/2014 - Sweet River Equine Clinic, Modesto, CA (7 CE) - CLINICIAN - 7 credits
09/13/2014 - Northeast Farrier Supply Clinic, Winsted, CT (7 CE) - CLINICIAN - 7 credits
07/02/2014 - 2014 World Championship Blacksmiths' Competition, Calgary, Alberta (44 CE) - CLINICIAN/JUDGE - 44 credits
05/31/2014 - AAPF/CAPF Hoofcare Essentials Clinic at Marechalerie Bromont, Bromont, QC (6 CE) - CLINICIAN - 6 credits
03/01/2014 - Palm Beach Farrier Supply Breakfast Bar/Clinic, Wellington, FL (2 CE) - 2 credits
02/11/2014 - AAPF Webinar: "Get the Facts About Farrier Insurance" (Kansas) (1 CE) - 1 credits
01/28/2014 - 11th Annual International Hoof-Care Summit, Cincinnati, OH (27 CE) - 27 credits
11/16/2013 - AAPF Hoofcare Essentials Clinic, Sacramento, CA (7 CE) - CLINICIAN - 7 credits
11/15/2013 - The Horseshoe Barn Annual Clinic, Sacramento, CA (6 CE) - CLINICIAN - 6 credits
10/30/2013 - AFJ Online Classroom: "How to Make Mentoring Pay Off" (Florida) (1 CE) - 1 credits
10/08/2013 - AAPF Webinar: "State of the Art Shoeing Practices for Hunters/Jumpers" (Wisconsin) (1 CE) - 1 credits
09/27/2013 - 2013 Annual NEAEP Symposium, Stamford, CT (21 CE) - CLINICIAN - 21 credits
01/29/2013 - 10th Annual International Hoof-Care Summit, Cincinnati, OH (24 CE) - 24 credits
10/20/2012 - Blue Ribbon Farrier Supply Clinic, Center Moriches, NY (6 CE) - CLINICIAN - 6 credits
09/20/2012 - 2012 Annual NEAEP Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA (24 CE) - 22 credits
04/13/2012 - Missouri Spring Hands On Forging & Lecture Clinic, Greenwood, MO (12 CE) - CLINICIAN - 12 credits
04/13/2012 - Therapeutic Shoeing with Bob Pethick CJF APF Peculiar, MO (12 CE) - CLINICIAN - 12 credits
04/01/2012 - Ontrack Extreme Education Clinic, Lake Elmo, MN (4 CE) - CLINICIAN - 4 credits
02/01/2012 - 9th Annual International Hoof-Care Summit, Cincinnati, OH (24 CE) - 24 credits

More Information:
Bob Pethick began shoeing horses in 1971 apprenticing for three years with several farriers and attending forging seminars at Bruce Daniel's South Jersey School of Horseshoeing. Today, in his busy career, he fills many roles as an active farrier and clinician, teacher, international judge and in promoting and supporting excellence in the industry. He has served on the AFA Therapeutic Exam Board and has been active with the AFA Certification Committee. Bob is also a past and current president of the Garden State Horseshoers Association Northern Chapter, serves on the Board of Directors of the Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners, the American Association of Professional Farriers and was inducted into the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame in 2006.

As owner of Bedminster Forge in New Jersey, Bob's clientele includes show hunters, jumpers, dressage and event horses. Bob also does therapeutic work at B.W. Furlong and Associates and Running ?S? Equine Veterinary Services.

Bob's professional certifications include AFA Certified (1983), Journeyman Certified(1986), AFA Examiner (1988), and member of Horseshoer's Union Local 16. He is licensed in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania to plate Thoroughbreds and has shod many world champions and Olympic horses in all disciplines.

In 1979, Bob began competing at state events and worked his way up through the divisions. After competing at the 1985 AFA Convention in Raleigh, North Carolina, Bob was selected to become a member of the North American Horseshoeing Team and is a two time member of that Team. He is a five-time member of the American Farriers Team and has represented the US in international competition. Bob now judges competitions at the international level. He is a five time judge of the AFA National Competition and has also judged the World Championship Blacksmith Competition in Calgary, the Mustad National Competition in Scotland and the International Team Farrier Competition in England.

A Clinician since 1986, Bob gives many clinics on balance and recognizing and treating hoof capsule distortion. He utilizes OnTrack software to use gait analysis to add dynamic balance to his presentations. Bob has been the recipient of the Jim Linzy Outstanding Clinician Award by the American Farriers Association. Bob has taught the AAEP/AFA Short Course at Tufts and Cornell as well as other vet schools and has been a speaker at both AAEP and AFA conventions.